Robert Reich The stock market closed out a record year at an all-time high [at the end of the year] giving stockholders in 2013 their biggest annual gains in almost two decades. But the real news here, that went completely unreported, is that the 2013 bull market widened inequality because (1) the richest 1 percent… More The Year of the Great Redistribution
AATTP Sometimes you don’t need a two or three-hour movie to tell a story, make a statement and move people. Sometimes you can do it in three minutes with little dialog and a minuscule budget. Sometimes simple imagery does it better than any special effects or big production pieces. Sometimes you find such artistry in… More Watch The Beautiful Thai Commerical That’s Making The Whole World Cry
From seventh grade on, I attended a Lutheran school in New York City where the students were predominantly White. Similar feelings seemed to prevail back in the early sixties as they do now, but surprisingly subdued given the era. Nothing was overt just a keen awareness of the differences. Upworthy These aren’t “bad” kids in… More If This Is How The Nice Kids Think, Imagine How The Not-So-Nice Ones Feel
Democratic Underground Senator Warren: ‘Why aren’t more bank execs in jail?’ The Senator says, “I’m just concerned that too big to fail has become too big for trial.” “Too big for trial,” that’s a powerful tagline to hit the Goldman Sachs crowd with. It’s a brilliant turn of phrase. Related articles “Too big to fail has… More Elizabeth Warren’s First Senate Banking Committee Hearing
I saw Matt Taibbi on The Dylan Rattigan Show this afternoon. I was really shocked to learn how Bank of America and other banks have committed the most egregious acts against the citizens of this country and the government. No one has ever been prosecuted for the causes of the financial melt down in 2007. Taibbi has… More Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail
If corporations are people too, BOA is one stupid ^%$%^(* person! Daily Kos – Kaili Joy Gray Dear Bank of America, My husband died on May 12, 2010. You know this because I dutifully informed you shortly after he died. And you so generously told me that since he was such a valued customer, and you sure were going to miss… More Hey, Bank of America, how many times do I have to tell you my husband is dead?
Think Progress A business owner in western Georgia instituted a new company policy recently: “We are not hiring until Obama is gone.” Bill Looman, who owns U.S. Cranes, LLC in Waco, Georgia, explained that while “I’ve got people that I want to hire now,” he didn’t think he would be able to foot the expense “unless some… More Georgia Business Declares New Company Policy: ‘We Are Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone’
Keep in mind that in the Taxes column, dollar ($) numbers represent millions…. Mother Jones It might make sense for a small business to pay its top brass more than it doles out to Uncle Sam in taxes, but what if that company has tens of thousands of employees and billions of dollars in profits? Well,… More 25 Giant Corporations That Paid Their CEOs More Than They Paid Uncle Sam
Rudy Giuliani is such a jerk… Democratic Underground Rudy cozying up to the Koch Bros. cocktail crowd at the Americans for Prosperity summit and offering his blame-the-poor version of advice,’ by telling a generation of underpaid workers saddled with student loan debt that they need to work on their education more and find an eight-hour… More Giuliani mocks those hit by recession during his Koch Bros summit speech
Good Culture Three years ago GOOD had the idea to plaster politicians’ financial sponsors all over their fancy suits, just like they do in NASCAR. With corporate money being such a huge part of the American political system—and with its influence set to get even bigger—it would help voters if our elected representatives were as transparent as possible… More The Future Of Political Donations In One Graphic?